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I am a former Broker Sales Manager and an Operations Manager who is now working as a leadership coach, consultant and strategist across four key areas:

  • Leadership of successful teams
  • Optimisation of mental performance 
  • Leadership psychology
  • High performing teams

Within these areas, I design, coach and facilitate bespoke leadership development programmes for individuals and teams including managers of all levels, directors, executives, professional athletes and aspiring leaders. My clients include the Delegates of the European Union, The Fred Hollows Foundation in Timor-Leste, the Fiji Sun newspaper, Lakes DHB, Kmart and Foodstuffs.

I am listed by Evan Carmichael as one of the top 100 leadership experts in the world to follow on Twitter.

When I design leadership programmes I draw from my twenty five years of managerial experience across a range of industries in the United Kingdom and here in New Zealand. I am accepted in the MBTI suite of tools and I am a professional member of NZAPT (New Zealand Association of Psychological Type) NZIM (New Zealand Institute of Management) and NZATD (New Zealand Association of Training & Development). I am a published author of two leadership books and I've had articles published in a range of magazines including Lifestyle for Men Magazine, M2, New Zealand Management Magazine as well as having a weekly business column with the Fiji Sun Newspaper. I am the current editor of Elite Leadership magazine.

If you want practical effective coaching and facilitation based on a foundation of modern leadership theories then get in touch via Twitter, the enquiry form below or call me direct on 021 354 831 (New Zealand)

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  • Leadership & The Hubris Syndrome
    A common question I am asked is: what is the most important leadership quality? My answer is always the same. There are many qualities a leader requires, but without any doubt whatsoever, the most important quality is humility. In fact, I have never met a successful leader who isn’t humble. I have met some leaders who are not humble and who believe they are successful when, in reality, they are nowhere near as good as they like to believe they are
    Posted: Monday 22 July 2024
  • How To Rediscover Your Lost Confidence by Mark Wager
    The business world can be challenging even when things are going well but when things go wrong it’s incredibly easy to lose your confidence and once lost it can be difficult to rediscover. None of us are perfect we all make mistakes but if we are not careful if we lose confidence that then means it’s more likely that we make more mistakes and before we know it we end up in a downward spiral mistakes increase as confidence drops
    Posted: Sunday 21 July 2024
  • A Leaders Pathway To Greatness by Mark Wager
    It’s nice to be good at something but it’s better to be great but that is not always possible especially when it comes to Leadership. It’s difficult to be a good Leader because everyone requires something different from their Leader. You can have a Leader that some people rate highly but at the same time there will be others that have a negative rating for the same Leader. People are complex so if you have managed to become a good leader that is quite a remarkable achievement and no one will blame you if you stop there but greatness is possible, you just need to know the path to get there
    Posted: Friday 19 July 2024
  • Enhancing Strategic Thinking Skills for Managers
    In the fast-paced and competitive world of business, the ability to think strategically is not just advantageous; it’s essential for managerial success. Strategic thinking allows managers to anticipate market trends, identify opportunities, mitigate risks, and make informed decisions that align with long-term organisational goals. While some individuals may possess a natural inclination towards strategic thinking, it is a skill that can be developed and honed through deliberate practice and a structured approach.
    Posted: Thursday 18 July 2024
  • How To Reach Your Full Potential by Mark Wager
    Do you feel like you could be doing more? Maybe you are looking at people who are in more senior positions than you at work and you feel that it could be you. Maybe your business is doing well but it’s not doing great. It’s okay to have that feeling of wanting more, more money, more success or a more rewarding career. What you really want is to fulfil your full potential. The question is how?
    Posted: Wednesday 17 July 2024
  • The Mindset Of Winners by Mark Wager
    In business like life there are winners and losers, some people are destined to fail no matter what advantages they are given while the majority of people succeed to a certain level and then we plateau yet there are a very small few, those special people that manage to overcome every obstacle that is placed in front of them and they manage to turn an average life into a great one
    Posted: Tuesday 16 July 2024
  • How to Deal With A Micromanager by Mark Wager
    They are the bane of the workplace. They drain the energy, the life and enjoyment out of the office and they are listed as one of the most common reasons why people leave their job. We are talking about the micromanaging boss. At some stage during your career you may have, along with many others, experienced the nightmare of having a micromanaging boss, someone who wants to be copied in on every email, who tells you what to do and when to do it
    Posted: Monday 15 July 2024
  • The Importance Of Taking A Break by Mark Wager
    Here is the traditional recipe for success and it’s a story that you would have heard many times over. Work hard, work every hour you can, outwork everyone else and you will be rewarded for your efforts, but is this actually the best way to achieve success or is there another way, maybe just maybe you are working too hard and the true secret of success actually involves you taking the foot of the peddle and taking a break.
    Posted: Friday 12 July 2024
  • How To Eliminate Negativity Within A Team by Mark Wager
    Have you ever worked in an environment where everyone seems to be unhappy, people are just constantly moaning, your job is difficult not because of the nature of work you do but because of the people you work alongside, the unnecessary office politics and back stabbing?
    Posted: Thursday 11 July 2024
  • How To Motivate Your Co-Workers by Mark Wager
    I received an interesting email this week from someone who wanted advice on how to motivate people but this person wasn’t a Manager trying to motivate their team and they weren’t a Leader in the sense they wanted to motivate their co-workers.
    Posted: Wednesday 10 July 2024
  • Leadership Lessons From The All Blacks by Mark Wager
    Sport is a lot like business. You have to work together as a team to complete against other competitors in order to achieve victory, yet no matter how hard you work that outcome always has an element of uncertainty. The question is, how can you move the odds in your favour so that you win more than you lose? The answer may be to look at how successful sports teams perform.
    Posted: Tuesday 9 July 2024
  • The 5 Main Traits Of Highly Successful People
    As a Leadership & Mindset Coach I work with two types of people. I coach people who are aspiring to be successful and I also coach people who are already highly successful and this provides me with a unique insight on what the common characteristics are that all highly successful people share and that is what I want to share with you
    Posted: Monday 8 July 2024
  • Why Managers In Fiji need To Change How They Lead by Mark Wager
    I’m sure you are already aware that I deliver a lot of Leadership training in Fiji with a range of companies. During the last couple of years, I’ve noticed something has changed in Fiji which has made Leading a team much more difficult. As a result Leaders will have to change how they operate because what has changed previously will not work going forward
    Posted: Friday 5 July 2024
  • Are You An Ethical Leader?
    Every Leader believes they are ethical but it’s worth asking yourself the question just how ethical are you? The answer may not be what you originally believe. A survey by the Institute of Business Ethics looked at 6,019 employees across eight countries and asked about their attitudes and perceptions of ethics in the workplace.
    Posted: Thursday 13 April 2023
  • The 7 Deadly Sins Of Leadership
    It seems that Leaders, no matter the industry they work in or the country they are from, always seem to make the same mistakes. I call these the seven deadly sins of Leadership and once you are aware of these common mistakes that Leaders make you can take steps to avoid them.
    Posted: Wednesday 5 April 2023
  • Understanding The Leadership Octagon
    To become an effective Leader you can’t just be a master of one skill you have to become a master of several of which there are eight fundamental skills. There are eight sides of Leadership, which are known as the Leadership Octagon. In this weeks article I want to explain to you about these eight sides of Leadership and how by focusing on these different aspects you can become a complete Leader.
    Posted: Wednesday 29 March 2023
  • Four Things That Managers Need To Stop Doing
    The sad realty for today’s workforce is that the a significant number of the workforce are not happy with their Manager. A study by The Australasian Leadership Institute discovered that approximately a third of all employees rated their Manger as being a poor Leader. Everyday Mangers do things that annoys their team and a lot of time they are unaware they are doing so. In this article I want to shine a light on the top four things that Managers do that annoy their team.
    Posted: Thursday 23 March 2023
  • What Is Your Leadership Legacy?
    The role of a leader is to provide people with the belief and power to take them to a level that they've never been to before. This kind of empowering leadership is not measured by the amount of glory the leader receives. Leadership and ultimately the leader's legacy is measured by the quality of leaders that they produce.
    Posted: Tuesday 21 March 2023
  • How To Get People To Speak Up At Meetings
    Have you ever been in a meeting where you asked the team for feedback only to be faced with a wall of silence? No-one says a word then in the subsequent days you discover people did have an opinion but they didn’t want to share it during the meeting. This is a frustrating situation that many Leaders have to deal with but it doesn’t have to be this way.
    Posted: Friday 10 March 2023
  • How To Lead Through A Crisis
    Leader will eventually reach a stage in their career when they and find themselves in a crisis situation and are faced with the challenge of leading their team through it. In this week’s article I want to provide you with some practical tips on how to lead through a crisis.
    Posted: Wednesday 8 March 2023

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